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Quality Web Hosting

There are various sorts of web hosting solutions appropriate for different websites in terms of the system resources or the web hosting platform they require. To select the most relevant web hosting service for your website, you have to reckon what server-side software applications it needs, how many daily hits you expect at the start and in the long run, as well as any other special needs that may need to be satisfied.

Shared web hosting - Positive Aspects

Unlimited storage
Unlimited bandwidth
5 websites hosted
30-Day Free Trial
C$5.48 / month
Pro Plus
Unlimited storage
Unlimited bandwidth
Unlimited websites hosted
30-Day Free Trial
C$10.97 / month

The most appropriate choice for small web sites with a few hundred or several thousand visitors is a shared hosting solution. With this type of webspace hosting, each user pays only for their account, which lowers the total price per user substantially. There are different web hosting accounts varying from one web hosting provider to another, furnishing different amounts of disk space and bandwidth, different e-mail box account quotas and so on. The advantage is that you can obtain a package that will offer the specs your web page actually requires. You will not need to pay a lot for a package you will not make use of, or end up with a small plan that cannot shelter the web portal. We, at DixiHost, offer a large selection of web hosting solutions suitable for private or small business sites that even offer pre-activated script-powered platforms like Joomla, Mambo, Drupal or WordPress - to make things easier. If you kick off with a basic package and you demand more functionalities, moving to a better package takes only a mouse click.

Shared website hosting - Negative Points

A downside of the shared web hosting solution is that the servers have some software programs installed on them and you are unable to activate new software applications. Specific online portals, above all online shops, require software applications to be available on the hosting server for them to run, and with a shared web hosting plan, you can activate only software applications that do not need full root-level access.

Private Virtual Hosting Servers and Dedicated Hosting Servers

For web portals that require complete root access, or if your web page has many thousands or even 1 000 000's of visitors per day, what you demand is a VPS hosting or a dedicated hosting. A private virtual web hosting server is a software emulation of a dedicated hosting server and it works in an exactly identical manner.

Virtual Private Web Hosting Servers

Both environments normally offer full root-level access and can be restarted through a software interface by the client, independently from the hosting company. Similar to the shared website hosting plans, the VPS hosting and the dedicated server accounts involve different functionalities depending on what the web hosting supplier offers. A VPS web server hosting plan contains guaranteed disk space, RAM and central processing unit usage quotas that can occasionally be enlarged for brief spans of time provided that there are free resources on the physical server. With a dedicated hosting server, the only limit is the hardware equipment it is making use of, and it can be revamped by changing or appending components. A VPS server is easier to manipulate as it ships with virtualization software, which can be used to reboot it, to install software applications, check statistics, etc. The administration of a dedicated server is more elaborate, so such a solution would rather be resorted to by proficient users.

Dedicated Hosting Servers

Nevertheless, given hosting vendors provide managed dedicated server hosting services where they run dedicated server management procedures on behalf of the customer. This can be included in the plan or an extra feature.

Prior To Reaching a Decision...

Selecting the top hosting package is essential as it can affect the stable functioning of a website. Prior to picking a package, compare the pros and cons, review carefully all the preconditions for the web page to work properly, especially if it is script-based. And if you are still unsure which is the best web hosting service for you, ask our live chat operators or give us a call - our sales reps will be happy to help you and answer all your questions.